Thursday, October 29, 2015

UIS Speaker Series explores sustainability in a university setting

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series will explore “What is a Sustainable University? How Students, Faculty, & Staff Can Work Together to Create a More Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable World”. The event is co-sponsored by the UIS Campus Senate Committee on Sustainability and the UIS Students Allied for a Greener Earth (SAGE.)

WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: The University of Illinois at Chicago has emerged as a leader in “greening” its campus through an innovative set of programs that encourage students, faculty, and staff to work together to create educational programs, build infrastructure, conduct research, and otherwise strategize for sustainability.

Presenter Cynthina Klein-Banai will explain what UIC has accomplished, why it matters and what UIS can do to create a more socially just and ecologically sustainable world.

Klein-Banai has been serving as the Associate Chancellor for Sustainability at UIC since 2008, where she leads the Office of Sustainability and campus towards greater environmental sustainability. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from UIC and is an adjunct faculty member.

For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speaker Series events and more information, visit All events are free and open to the public.

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